Pubdate: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
Source: Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)
Copyright: 2012 The Press Democrat
Author: Glenda Anderson


A Mendocino County Deputy District Attorney under investigation for 
alleged marijuana cultivation has resigned.

Sergio Fuentes, 33, of Ukiah, had been on paid administrative leave 
since late April when law enforcement officers raided the home he 
shares with his mother, according to the District Attorney's Office.

He's the second Mendocino County staff attorney to resign this week 
over marijuana accusations. The former acting county counsel, Doug 
Losak, resigned Monday following a citation for allegedly possessing 
3 grams of marijuana, enough for two pot cigarettes.

Sheriff's officials said 150 marijuana plants were growing inside 
Fuentes' home.

The investigation of the Fuentes case is ongoing. Because Fuentes 
worked for the District Attorney, it is being submitted to the state 
Attorney General's Office for review and possible prosecution, said 
District Attorney spokesman Mike Geniella.

Fuentes is a Ukiah High School graduate who became licensed to 
practice law in 2009 while working as a District Attorney's Office 
victims' rights advocate.
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